What does racism look like in 2021?

What does racism look like in 2021?

There are terms used to describe the racism plaguing our country that some may or may not have heard before, like systemic racism, structural racism, white privilege, and white fragility. They define the Black experience in America, but what do these term

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Calling on Cal: The past, present, and future of Cal Anderson Park

Calling on Cal: The past, present, and future of Cal Anderson Park

A breeze whisps through new leaves on trees as young Seattleites clink their IPAs, greeting the end of the day's work. The setting is May 2021 in Cal Anderson Park, a beautifully landscaped hub for recreation and socialization on Capitol Hill.

No children here - How 'adultification' kills childhood, one Black girl at a time

No children here - How 'adultification' kills childhood, one Black girl at a time

Social norms. The unspoken law dictating acceptable and appropriate behavior. They place the expectations for your social group directly on your shoulders before you can realize what it would mean not to fit in that box, or that there is even a box to fit

[ICYMI] A professional caregiver reflects on life during COVID-19

[ICYMI] A professional caregiver reflects on life during COVID-19

I was sitting with my slumbering client in the Swedish Edmonds emergency department in late November as I overheard a nurse inform the attending physicians and nurses that another patient had tested positive for COVID-19. A lot of other people there, comp

Protesters clash outside law enforcement appreciation dinner in Bellevue

Protesters clash outside law enforcement appreciation dinner in Bellevue

e Hyatt Regency Bellevue was the site of protests on Monday as the LGBTQIA community and their allies joined forces with groups opposed to police brutality outside the hotel. Franklin Graham of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association and longtime foe of

[ICYMI] Pushed to the limit: How COVID changed me

[ICYMI] Pushed to the limit: How COVID changed me

I wanted to help. On March 25, 2020, I drove to New York in my Fiat with my dog to join the fight against the COVID pandemic.

Gov. Inslee places two-week pause on phase reopenings across WA

Gov. Inslee places two-week pause on phase reopenings across WA

On May 4, 2021, Gov. Jay Inslee provided an update surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in Washington state. Although there was talk of a potential Phase 2 rollback in King County, Inslee announced that for the following two weeks, each county's current p

[ICYMI] PERSONAL REFLECTIONS

[ICYMI] PERSONAL REFLECTIONS

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Faculty, staff, students, and alumni eagerly await SPU board response

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni eagerly await SPU board response

On Friday, April 23, Seattle Pacific University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members gathered to protest in response to the SPU Board of Trustees' decision to uphold the hiring policy that excludes LGBTQ+ individuals from becoming full-

Black women, Black Trans women, and MURDER

Black women, Black Trans women, and MURDER

In 2020, 350 Transgender people were killed worldwide. A fifth of them were in their own homes, and 44 of these killings happened here in the United States. This year has already produced a more than 100% increase in these murders in this country, and we

[ICYMI] Seattle's Top Gay Doc Gives Us Straight Talk on COVID-19: A Q&A with Dr. Peter Shalit

[ICYMI] Seattle's Top Gay Doc Gives Us Straight Talk on COVID-19: A Q&A with Dr. Peter Shalit

As part of our salute to the frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19, Unite Seattle Magazine sat down for a (virtual) Q&A with Peter Shalit, MD, PhD, longtime LGBTQ+ health specialist and author of Living Well: The Gay Man's Essential Guide to Hea

Seattle LGBTQ+ leaders and organizations respond to Chauvin verdict

Seattle LGBTQ+ leaders and organizations respond to Chauvin verdict

"I can't breathe." Those were among the last words of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who died last May at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. A jury concluded on April 20

Nikkita Oliver speaks about running for a citywide Seattle City Council position

Nikkita Oliver speaks about running for a citywide Seattle City Council position

Nikkita Oliver (who uses "they" pronouns) was introduced to Seattle voters in 2017 when they ran unsuccessfully for Seattle mayor. They finished a narrow third in the race, garnering almost 17% of the vote. However, confronting racial and economic injusti